Just more than a week ago, Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued possibly the only statement that gained him any favor with Miami residents: Wynwood is Zika-free!
To celebrate, the Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID) planned a Dine Out Wynwood day when neighborhood businesses would thank loyal patrons by offering an evening of deals and freebies.
Well, Dine Out Wynwood is today, and the BID rounded up nearly every Wynwood restaurant, bar, and shop to participate. In total, more than two dozen Wynwood establishments are taking part.
Dine Out Wynwood also coincides with the Sam Adams Octoberfest at Sam Adams Castle at Mana Wynwood, bringing a much-needed boost to Miami's arts district. In addition to these deals, look out for street vendors, artists, and galleries staying open late. And don't forget to post lots of selfies with the hashtag "#DineOutWynwood" so the world can know Wynwood is back.
Bar Alter at Alter
Half-priced house liquor, wine, beer, and featured cocktails, including Alter's new earth punch.
Beaker & Gray
Enjoy a specially created dish of peach barbecue wings, paired with a cocktail, for $15.
Enjoy a 20 percent discount for new customers. Hours are also extended until 7 tonight.
Happy hour is extended until 10 tonight, with 20 percent off all drafts.
The Butcher Shop
A special prix-fixe Wyntoberfest menu is accompanied by a DJ, games, and other Oktoberfest fun. Dinner cost $29 per person and includes a choice of beet salad, Butcher Shop salad, pan-seared pirogies, or smoked pork belly skewer for an appetizer. For an entrée choose from bangers 'n' mash, all-natural sweet chili rotisserie chicken, and a 12-ounce grilled chuck-eye steak frites. For dessert, there's a sundae or German apple strudel.
Enjoy $5 beers, house wines, well cocktails, and select tapas at the Wynwood piano bar from 5 to 8 p.m. From 10 to midnight, indulge in $5 Coronas and shots of tequila while you listen to DJ Garcia in the main lounge and video DJ Alex in the garden.
Concrete Beach Brewery
For $10, get a beer and a full beach buddy (a plastic growler) to take home.
Chef Scott Linquist will do a cooking demo on guacamole-making at 7 p.m. on the patio. Plans also call for a three-course taco menu for $10, with a first course of guacamole, a second course of tacos, and a paleta for dessert. In addition, if you are a government employee with ID, you'll get a 15 percent discount.
Frangipani will offer 25 percent off all dining accessories and tabletop items such as plates, placemats, napkins, glasses, and serving pieces Friday. In addition, the shop will stay open until 9 p.m.
Well drinks are two for one at the bar. There will also be a live performance by Rita Valenti, hosted by Masha Clap and Dhyana Love.
Gramps will offer $10 PBR, Jack Honey, and a slice of Pizza Tropical from 4 to 7 p.m. In addition, Fat Tire and Magic Hat beers and Moscow mules are half off from 4 to 7 p.m. The Florida Special cocktail costs $7 all night.
Iniva Boutique at Wynwood Block
The boutique will offer 15 percent off all items in the store all day.
All customers who mention #DineOutWynwood receive a 20 percent discount.
Joey’s Italian Café
A selection of four of the restaurant’s happy-hour bites is only $12, available all day during the #DineOutWywnood promotion. Toast to the weekend with a choice of red, white, or sparking sangria for $7.
Avery Brewing tap takeover at 7 p.m. with special rare releases ,including Rumpkin, Pumpkin, Kaiser, and Rasberry Sour, as well as Avery classics White Rascal and IPA.
The Lunchbox Cuisine
Four-dollar draft beers and $6 wine by the glass are available with any purchase.
The shop will offer a selection of hot and cold Kusmi Tea for tasting and 30 percent off Kusmi Tea purchased.
Made in Italy Gourmet
The authentic Italian market and restaurant will offer a four-course wine dinner for $56 per person. The special dinner menu includes grissini rustici with prosciutto di parma and olives with prosecco I Castelli Love Story; mozzarella di bufala with sliced Kumato tomatoes and basil with Chardonnay Vite Colte; short-rib ravioli in a creamy mushroom sauce topped with truffle oil with chianti classico Cafaggio; and a panna cotta with moscato d'Asti Veglio.
R House will serve complimentary samples of its new cocktail, the Antidote (Rum Haven premium coconut rum, pineapple purée, and fresh lime juice).The restaurant will also offer its brunch-only R House burger with fries and a beer for $16.
Shots will have an interactive mural that visitors can draw themselves onto and become a part of Wynwood history. There will also be extended happy-hour specials from 5 to 9 p.m., two-for-one bottle specials, and $10 beer-bucket specials all night.
Suviche will offer reverse happy hour, with two-for-one drinks from 10 p.m. till closing.
Wynwood Brewing Company
Wynwood Brewing Company will offer a pour of its Stiglitz (Märzen) or Wyntoberfest (Oktoberfest), a Wynwood Brewing stein, and a fitted hat for $15.
Diners get two free appetizers for every four entrées ordered (including burgers and sandwiches).
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Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
Seven-dollar specials, available all day, including a dish that chef Miguel Aguilar created especially for this event — Nachos Locos with black beans, pickled peppers, corn salsa, Chihuahua cheese, crema, and guacamole.
Wynwood Letterpress will give 15 percent off purchases of off-the-shelf merchandise this Friday and Saturday with a receipt from a Wynwood restaurant, bar, or brewery dated from this week.
The Wynwood Yard
The Wynwood Yard will offers two specials. From 6 to 10 p.m., build your own cocktail using assorted fresh-pressed juices, mixers, handmade syrups, an herb buffet, and assorted spirits. And from 7 to 10 p.m., take part in a pan-Asian Shabbat with a plant-based meal of green curry with Japanese eggplant and Seminole pumpkin and hoisin-shredded jackfruit with rice noodles. Drinks include a kumquat ginger smash cocktail, wine, and local beer. Tickets cost $46 and available here.